Sep 1, 2012 9:00pm EDT
have started a program which means that u.s., china, and the far east. we have instituted programs, and i will tell you that all these things were done in a cooperative, bipartisan manner. the foreign relations committees in the senate and the house were taken in the full house, and don't let anyone tell you anything else. as i have said time and time again, foreign policy should be the policy of the whole nation and not a policy of one party or the other. partisanship should start at the edge, and i continue to preach that through this whole campaign. i'd like to say a word or two now about what i think the republican philosophy is. i speak from experience. the situation in 1932 was due to the policy of the republican party control of the government of the united states. the republican party, as i said a while ago, favored the privileged few and not the common, everyday man. ever since its inception, that party has been under the control of special privileged, and they concretely proved it in the 08's congress. they proved it by the things they did to the people and not for them.
Sep 1, 2012 9:30pm EDT
, harry s. truman. [cheers and applause] and finally my friends in the staggering task that you have assigned me, i shall always try to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my god. [cheers and applause] >> watch gavel-to-gavel coverage of the democratic convention live here on c-span. next is the speech of george mcgovern in 1972. jimmy carter's 1976 acceptance speech scomprks barack obama from 2008. >> tomorrow on "washington journal" rob christian son from the "news news and political observer." the political dynamics in north carolina heading into the november election. that by susan roberts. and ryan butler discusses gay and lesbian issues. >> c-span's gavel-to-gavel coverage next week and online at c-span.org. featured speakers in >> we will build an american community again. the choice we offer is not conservative or liberal. in many ways, it is not even republican or democratic. it is different, it is new, and it will work. [cheers and applause] >> count your own opinion and connect with other c-span viewers. conventionhub@ cspan.org/ campaign2012. >> the start of
Sep 1, 2012 7:00pm EDT
of a new frontier. the frontier of the 1960's. the frontier of unknown opportunities and perils. the frontier of unfilled hopes. woodrow wilson's new freedom promised our nation a new political and economic framework. check in roosevelt's new deal -- franklin roosevelt's new deal offered help to those in need. the new frontier i see is not a set of promises. it is a set of challenges. it sums up not what i intend to offer to the american people what i intend to ask of them. it appeals to their pride. [applause] it appeals to our pride. not our security. a new frontier is here whether we seek it or not. beyond that frontier, are uncharted areas of science and space, unsolved problems of peace and war. problems of the ignorance and prejudice. unanswered questions of poverty. it would be easier to shrink from the new frontier to look to the same mediocrity of the past, to be lulled by good intentions and high rhetoric and those who prefer that clause should not vote for me are the democratic party. but i believe that the times require imagination and courage and perseverance. i am
Sep 1, 2012 7:25pm EDT
choose to follow. [applause] for 30 years, year by year, step by step, vote by vote, men of both partie4s have built a solid foundation for our present prosperity. too many have worked too long and too hard to see this threatened now by policies which promised to undo all that we have done together over all these years. [applause] i believe most of the men and women in this hall tonight and i believe most americans understand that to reach our goal in our own land, we must work for peace among all lands. america's cause is still the cause of all mankind. over the last four years, the world has begun to respond to a simple american belief -- the belief that strength and courage and responsibility are the keys. since 1961 under the leadership of that great president john f. kennedy, we have carried out national strength of any nation in any time in the history of the world. [applause] and our report tonight that we have spent $30 billion more on preparing this nation in the four years of the kennedy administration them would have been spent if we had followed the appropriations of the last
Sep 1, 2012 10:10pm EDT
of a fighting democrat who showed us that a common man could be an uncommon leader -- harry s. truman. [applause] ours is the party of a brave young president who called the young at heart, regardless of age, to seek a "new frontier" of national greatness -- john f. kennedy. [applause] and ours is also the party of a great-hearted texan who took office in a tragic hour and who went on to do more than any other president in this century to advance the cause of human rights. lyndon johnson. [applause] our party was built out of the sweatshops of the old lower east side, the dark mills of new hampshire, the blazing hearths of illinois, the coal mines of pennsylvania, the hard- scrabble farms of the southern coastal plains, and the unlimited frontiers of america. ours is the party that welcomed generations of immigrants -- the jews, the irish, the italians, the poles, and all the others, enlisted them in its ranks and fought the political battles that helped bring them into the american mainstream. and they have shaped the character of our party. that is our heritage. our party has not been perfect.
Sep 1, 2012 11:05pm EDT
, but don't tell me we can't uphold the second amendment while keeping ak-47s out of the hands of criminals. [cheers and applause] i know there are differences on same-sex marriage, but surely we can agree that our gay and lesbian brothers and sisters deserve to visit the person they love in the hospital and to live lives free of discrimination. [cheers and applause] passions fly on immigration, but i don't know anyone who benefits when a mother is separated from her infant child or an employer undercuts american wages by hiring illegal workers. this too is part of america's promise - the promise of a democracy where we can find the strength and grace to bridge divides and unite in common effort. i know there are those who dismiss such beliefs as happy talk. they claim that our insistence on something larger, something firmer and more honest in our public life is just a trojan horse for higher taxes and the abandonment of traditional values. and that's to be expected. because if you don't have any fresh ideas, then you use stale tactics to scare the voters. [cheers and applause] if you don'